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Third Wave Cafe Port Melbourne

Average price $45
7.9/10
99 reviews

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7.9/10
based on 99 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8/10
Service :7.8/10
Setting :7.7/10
  1. Katherine C.
    Katherine C.
    • 33 reviews
    10/10

    I loved the friendly service and awesome food

  2. Greg g.
    Greg g.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Best ribs/smokehouse/American style bbw place I’ve been to in Australia - for sure!

  3. Georgia C.
    Georgia C.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Third Wave Cafe is a must-do for satisfying every craving in your body. Treated my partner to a birthday dinner here and it did not disappoint. Highly recommend the pork ribs and if you're lucky enough to make the November 'Bacon Burger' special, GET IT !!

  4. A A.
    A A.
    • 247 reviews
    7.5/10

    Great meat options

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 251 reviews
    10/10

    Fantastic BBQ meats, friendly and helpful staff. Great place to get together with friends and eat your heart out.

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 293 reviews
    10/10

    The best BBQ in Melbourne a must for the BBQ enthusiast... order the beef ribs

  7. Sue L.
    Sue L.
    • 12 reviews
    9.25/10

    It’s one of my favourite best place for smoky meaty meals with bold flavours.

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews
    8/10

    Excellent BBQ, worth to visit.

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 285 reviews
    9.25/10

    Amazing food with fantastic burgers and loaded fries.

  10. Devi T.
    Devi T.
    • 17 reviews
    7.5/10

    Nice weekday dinner ??

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 291 reviews
    6.75/10

    The food was fine, but would not return or recommend, on account of the rude service from the bearded man with a French accent.

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 258 reviews
    8/10

    Good food. Portion looks small but we ended up having some to takeaway because we were too full. Recommend the pork ribs.

  13. Sheila  T.
    Sheila T.
    • one review
    7.25/10

    Service was impeccable although he seemed a little confused with the reservation but managed to seat us immediately anyways. The wine glass had a wierd smell to it and the toilets were terribly kept...the meat was great although the serving sizes have dropped a lot since i was there last. Wont be going back in a hurry but the ribs were amazing and worth going back for! :-)

  14. Alex M.
    Alex M.
    • 12 reviews
    8.25/10

    Amazing food, always recommend Third Wave Cafe to all of my friends. Best BBQ in the whole of Melbourne!

  15. Igor B.
    Igor B.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Fantastic food and service.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 278 reviews
    8.25/10

    Love the fork festival prices!!

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 266 reviews
    6.25/10

    The food was great and the wait staff was lovely. However, the manager gave us a hard time when it came to paying our bill. With a party of 10, it was clear that we only ordered 10 main dishes and when told there was a mistake in our bill (two meals were doubled charged), he wanted to find someone to blame. He made us feel uncomfortable as he wanted to single out a staff member who took our order and did not want to accept that it was a simple mistake. We did not take the extra two meals that were incorrectly placed on our bill, so we were just asking to be charged accordingly. We had such a lovely lunch for my husband's birthday, but the service at the end left a bitter taste in our mouth =[

  18. Rose M.
    Rose M.
    • 24 reviews
    8/10

    We'll be back and order less food since we were stuffed and had to get doggie bags for the dogs. It got painfully noisy by about 7pm when it was filling up so we'll be dining early again next time.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 246 reviews
    7.5/10

    Wholesome and hearty food. Tender and well cooked meats.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    7.25/10

    Good service. Food was average

More information

How to get to the restaurant

189 Rouse Street, 3207, Port Melbourne, Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne City, Port Melbourne, Port Phillip

About the restaurant

Wave hello

Third wave cafe is a charming little place in Port Melbourne with an ambient interior and beachy outdoor area. Third Wave doubles as a cafe by day and an American-style BBQ house by night. Meats are slow cooked and smoked with a range of different woods like hickory and apple, producing delicious and subtle flavours. The juicy pork ribs are done Southern style using dry spices and two different kinds of sauces. And their beef ribs are made from a one-of-a-kind recipe, with an unforgettable blend of nine spices and hot sauce. They even have a number of Russian dishes that include the crepe-like blintzes, filled with meat, cheese or vegetarian ingredients, and Russian dumplings known as pelmeni. This place is just full of surprises! Their specials menu will wow you with super-delicious American goodies like the maple syrup candied bacon and Texan fried brisket. Gluten free options are aplenty and vegetarians need not miss out.

Best dish: beef ribs

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